Marc van Gent


Owner / Scrum coach, XL team & Dialogues Technology

Location: Amsterdam


2009 – Present

Owner and CTO of XL Team and Dialogues Technology, both software development companies for innovative organisations. We have extensive experience with lean and Agile Scrum based software development within fast-moving and innovative surroundings.


2007 - 2009

CTO at ABN AMRO Dialogues Incubator. Involved with the first setup of an corporate venture, in which software was developed based on traditional methods. With the second venture we started to use Agile Scrum, which was a eye-opener and a interesting learning project. We adjusted the methodology with our needs within a higly innovative environment, and started to develop an extension on Scrum to facilitate the dialogue between business and IT.


1989 - 2007

Several management positions including 6 years Manager Marketing & Sales at IBM Global Services. Involved in several startups as founder, business developer and CEO. Work experiances within Holland, Russia, China and France in the field of mobile operators (WiMax), internet service providers, online technology, datacenters, software engineering, sustainabilty and innovation.

Work experience

Dialogues Technology BV, Scrum coach/CTO
March 2012 - Present, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
An software development company with Scrum in their DNA. Responsible for technology and the software development department.

XL Team BV, Scrum coach/owner
November 2011 - Present, Bucharest, Na, Romania
An innovative Agile driven software development company serving international clients.

ABN AMRO Dialogues, Scrum Master
June 2010 - February 2012, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

Setup Services team which operates according the Scrum principles

Teamsize 12

Weekly sprints in a continious operation.

ABN AMRO Dialogues, Scrum Coach
June 2010 - December 2010, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

Development of a pension service reporting system.

Teamsize: 12

Sprints of 3 weeks each

ABN AMRO Dialogues, Scrum Master
March 2010 - April 2010, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands

Developement webportal and facility management system.

Teamsize: 4

3 sprints of 2 weeks each.

ABN AMRO Dialogues, Scrum Master
October 2009 - February 2010, Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands
Development of a corporate finance portal (MKBnext). Teamsize: 7 including Product Owner. 8 sprints of 2 weeks each.